Η επαγγελματική ικανοποίηση των εκπαιδευτικών : διερεύνηση των παραγόντων που οδηγούν σε αυτήν
Job satisfaction of teachers : an investigation of the factors that affect teachers’ job satisfaction
This research study intends to outline the level of job satisfaction among primary school teachers in Greece. At the same time, the factors related to job satisfaction, such as the nature of work, supervision, salary, recognition of work, etc., and the effect of each on her, are examined. In the first part of the paper, basic terms are clarified and the most important investigations on the topic of professional satisfaction are mentioned. Then, in the research part of the study, are presented the results of the quantitative study, which conducted in August- September 2022. The administration of a structured questionnaire with 42 closed-ended questions contributed to the collection of primary data from a sample of 122 Primary Education teachers of Greece. The questionnaire was based on the 36 questions of the Job Satisfaction Survey by Spector (1985), to which, however, 6 questions were added in order to examine some additional aspects of job satisfaction. The results of the study show that teachers are generally dissatisfied with their profession with a tendency to neutrality. The factors that satisfy teachers and are positively correlated with job satisfaction are the "nature of work", in particular "work with children" and subsequently, are the factors "supervision" and "relationship with colleagues". On the contrary, teachers appear very dissatisfied with government decisions, which constitute the strongest negative impact factor, additional facilities and salary. Regarding demographic characteristics, it didn't seem to affect overall teachers’ job satisfaction.